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Refund policy


Before you decide to return a product of Zishta, please take a moment to understand how our products are made. All our products are handcrafted by traditional rural artisans who have been making the products by their hand using the method that their ancestors taught them. Our products are neither machine-made nor mass produced.

This results in each product being unique and slightly different from each other. Let us not think of slight roughness, mild shape variations, imperfections or lack of aesthetic finish as a defect. This is the beauty of handmade products and also confirms the authenticity that they are not machine-made. Zishta stands behind the quality of our products.

We request you to check the product details thoroughly before buying any product. 

Returns are applicable only in the unlikely event that your Zishta products arrived damaged.

  1. You must email us to about any damaged items within 3 days of receiving your order and also send us a picture of the damaged item. Your email should contain the following:

    1. (a) Picture of the product in case of damage (b) mention your order number in the subject line (c) mention in the email if you wish a refund or exchange or credit coupon for the product. (d) mention reason for return (eg: handle cracked etc)

    2. Please Note that we would not entertain exchange of manipur pots, clay, Soapstone products for different sizes as return pick up generally results in damage of these products. We will only process replacement/ refund if the shipped product is damaged during transit. 

  2. A Returns & Exchanges form should be completed and sent along with the goods. You can submit the return requests by clicking here

  3. We will get back to you within 3-4 working days of receiving the complaint. Authorization for return for the product will be provided after the query has been found valid by our quality team. The sole decision of considering the validity of the query after hearing it from the customer lies with the quality team. 

  4. In case you do not raise a returns claim using the form or through email within the prescribed time you shall not be eligible for a return.

  5. We aim to process refund or exchange for products in about 10-12 working days. If you have any questions about the above, feel free to reach out to Zishta at

  6. We will initiate the refund /exchange after we receive the item and it has gone through the necessary quality checks.  

  7. A pickup for the product will be initiated by Zishta

  8. Upon authorization of return of damaged product, Zishta will provide a full refund for the damaged product or you could exchange the damaged product for a fresh product or you can opt for credit coupon for future purchases.

  9. Refund for Cash on Delivery orders will be only through Store credit. 

Returns of undamaged products are usually not entertained. As a rare exception, in case you still wish to return an undamaged product, please follow the following procedure for the return

  1. A Returns & Exchanges Form should be completed and sent along with the goods. You can file the Returns Form by clicking here or email us to

  2. Once your return request is approved you need to aptly package and ship the product into the mentioned address in their original condition.

  3.  In case you prefer to courier by yourself, please ensure that the product is sent within 7 days on receiving approval for return request. Any product shipped after that period will not be eligible for refund. In case you wish Zishta to pick up the products, the items for reverse pick up will be picked up within 5-7 business days from the date of request.

  4. Both onward & return shipping charges will not be refunded. Please note that Zishta subsidises onward shipping cost for its customers and takes a portion of the cost. Hence, during a return, the shipping cost may not match what Zishta had charged the customer while sending the products initially.

  5. Please ensure that the returned product is unused, undamaged and is in a saleable condition. We request you to maintain the original packaging of the items to be returned, including the Zishta tags. Please ensure that all the returned items are packed securely and safely to prevent any loss or damage during transit.

  6. You can opt for a refund or a credit coupon for future purchases.  This needs to be mentioned in your email.

  7. For Cash on Delivery orders, refund can be done only through Store Credits.

All returns are subject to the discretion of Zishta team based on our policies. Ensuring we have more and more people taking forward our traditional wisdom is our core intention & purpose.